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Louisiana SciComm Summit

Louisiana SciComm Summit

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** UPDATE: For the health and safety of the community, the Louisiana SciComm Summit will be postponed until a later date. However, two of our exceptional plenary speakers have generously agreed to present their talks and make themselves available to any and all Louisiana graduate students through an online webinar. Follow this link to connect remotely using your computer or mobile device on Friday, March 27: https://lsu.zoom.us/j/8195202439

Save the Date: Linking Stories and Science

8:15 a.m. —Playwright and Director Leigh Fondakowski (The Laramie Project and Spill) presents the Elements of Storytelling.

1:30 p.m. — Communication across the Curriculum Science Coordinator Becky Carmichael, Ph.D., presents My Life and Career Communicating Science.

NOTE: Both presentations will be held in Central Time.



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This science communication workshop—created by graduate students, for graduate students—is a two-day event designed to increase communication skills for Louisiana graduate students in the natural, physical and behavioral sciences. It is open to all graduate students who are currently enrolled at Louisiana universities and colleges. For its inaugural year, the SciComm Summit will be held on the Baton Rouge campus of Louisiana State University on March 26-27, 2020.

The Louisiana SciComm Summit will consist of a series of panels, engaging speakers, concurrent breakout sessions and working groups. These activities aim to enhance the communication skills of graduate student researchers and foster a community of practice for science communication.

There are a limited number of spaces for the Summit, so student participation will be determined by application review.

This event is being provided at no cost to the graduate students through support from Louisiana Sea Grant and the Louisiana State University Center for Collaborative Knowledge. Learn more about these organizations on the Sponsors’ page.